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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

ROMEO VASQUEZ IN FOUR PINOY WESTERN MOVIES CIRCA 1961

In 1961, 60s popular actor Romeo Vasquez, Sampaguita Pictures' prized contract star, bolted out of his home studio and as a freelance, went on to appear in four action movies in succession, all western---


"Tirador" (1961)- Stars Romeo Vasquez, Van de Leon, Bentot, Max Alvarado, Tony Ferrer, Lana Morena, Mariquit Soliman, Sammy Sarmiento, Arnold Mendoza and Introducing Rosario del Pilar/ Directed by Alex M. Sunga


"Habagat sa Tag-araw" (1961)- Stars Romeo Vasquez, Joseph Estrada, Corazon Rivas, Rodolfo Cristobal, Maichu Llora, Oscar Keesee, Chiquito, Vic Diaz, Paquito Diaz, Lydia Resma and Puak/ Directed by Larry Santiago




"Ikaw o Ako!" (1961)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Romeo Vasquez, Van de Leon, Cecilia Lopez, Miriam Jurado, Perla Bautista, Max Alvarado, Tony Ferrer, Norma Blancaflor/ Directed by Armando Garces



"Matapang sa Matapang" (1961)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Romeo Vasquez, Cecilia Lopez, Aura Aurea, Max Alvarado, Tony Ferrer, Jess Lapid/ Directed by Armando Garces

Monday, August 29, 2011

ROMEO VASQUEZ IN "TOUR OF LUZON, 1962" (1962)/ THE 1963 TOUR OF LUZON

"The biggest sportfest of the nation now becomes the biggest screen entertainment of the year!" says the blurb of Tagalog Ilang-Ilang's super-production, Tour of Luzon, 1962. Set against a story full of romance, music, comedy, action and drama, the movie also records the actual thrills and spills of the Tour filmed lap by lap, including the exciting chase at the zigzag road. It also features all the Tour of Luzon champions and the 7th Tour contestants.


"Tour of Luzon, 1962" (1962)- Stars Romeo Vasquez, Tony Ferrer, Mariquit Soliman, Rebecca, Max Alvarado, Jess Lapid, Dencio Padilla, Ezar Visenio, Jaime Clavell, Joaquin Fajardo, Victor Bravo/ Directed by Armando Garces

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---The 1963 Tour of Luzon---







Saturday, August 27, 2011

RAMON ZAMORA, THE PINOY BRUCE LEE, IN CELSO Ad CASTILLO"S "RETURN OF THE DRAGON" (1974)

70s action star Ramon Zamora, the recognized Pinoy Bruce Lee, stars as a vengeful warrior in "Return of the Dragon." Zamora plays the role of Failon, whose tribe was massacred and his wife, Lotis Key raped and brutally killed. One by one, he hunts down the perpetrators, with the final battle scene at the desert. One of Zamora's best movies!


"Return of the Dragon" (1974)- Stars Ramon Zamora, Lotis Key, Leila Hermosa, Paquito Diaz, Tsing Tong Tsai, Roldan Aquino, Danny Rojo, Michael Murray, Ernie Ortega, Joaquin Fajardo, Ruben Ramos, Sancho Tesalona/ Directed by Celso Ad Castillo




Ramon Zamora aims and shoots...


ala-Bruce Lee


Ben Perez, the tribe chieftain and daughter, Lotis Key


Ramon Zamora and Lotis Key in a tender scene


Paquito Diaz and his men


Ramon Zamora and guru, Paquito Salcedo


Leila Hermosa and Ramon Zamora


Lotis Key, in a dual role and Ramon Zamora


The final scene at the desert


one of the gory, bloody scenes


The final confrontation


Tsing Tong Tsai


Ramon Zamora and Tsing Tong Tsai in the ultimate duel


Ramon Zamora in the death scene


Thursday, August 25, 2011

PINOY MOVIE SPOOFS # 35: REDFORD WHITE AS "RAMBO" AND "ROCKY"


"Johnny Rambo Tan-Go" (1985)- Stars Redford White, Panchito, Roderick Paulate, Palito, Jograd, Liz Alindogan, Nanette Inventor, Max Alvarado, Joaquin Fajardo, Lucita Soriano/ Special participation of Herbert Bautista and Rowell Santiago/ Directed by Ricky Santiago


"Johnny Rocky Tan-Go" (1986)- Stars Redford White, Roderick Paulate, Panchito, Max Laurel, Janice Jurado, Jograd, Liz Alindogan, Ruel Vernal, Ramon D' Salva, Balot, Lucita Soriano, Joaquin Fajardo, Ernie David/ Directed by Ricky Santiago


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

DELIA RAZON AND MARIO MONTENEGRO IN "PRINSIPE TEÑOSO" (1954)

Based on the original script of Manuel Conde, the 1954 version of Prinsipe Tenoso tells of Prince Tenoso who is exiled by his father, the king after freeing the pitiful giant from jail. In gratitude, the giant gives Tenoso a magic handkerchief that can tame animals and can give him his wishes. As a beggar, Tenoso is despised by the princes, the king's soon-to-be sons-in-law, but eventually is recognized as the hero responsible for curing the king's illness, and winning the king's battles against the moors. (source: The Cinema of Manuel Conde)


"Prinsipe Tenoso" (1954)- Stars Delia Razon, Mario Montenegro, Tony Santos, Alfonso Carvajal, Ven Medina, Frankie Gordon, Oscar Obligacion, Arturo Moran, Carmencita Abad, Cecilia Lopez, Liza Rivera, Lourdes Yumul/ Directed by Gregorio Fernandez


The kingdom of Ungria




Mario Montenegro as Prince Tenoso and his sidekick, Oscar Obligacion


Delia Razon as Princess Florcefida


the giant


Mario Montenegro, disguised as a beggar and Gregorio Fernandez


Delia Razon


Cecilia Lopez and Delia Razon


Mario Montenegro and Delia Razon


Delia Razon and the Queen


The three princes, soon to be the king's sons-in-law--- Frankie Gordon, Tony Santos and Ven Medina


The King


Mario Montenegro


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

CHIQUITO AS "SOTANG BASTOS" (1959)

The name "Sotang Bastos" plays a big part on the life of ace comedian Chiquito. He, being a horse racing aficionado, owns a stable of race horses, one of which he named "Sotang Bastos." He also produces his own movies in the 60s under his own production, "Sotang Bastos " Productions. In one of his earlier lead role, he plays a jockey in the movie, aptly titled "Sotang Bastos."


"Sotang Bastos" (1959)- Stars Chiquito, Myra Crisol, Joseph Estrada, Teresita Mendez, Boy Francisco, Abraham Cruz, Nello Nayo, Reycard Duet, Francisco Cruz, Dodong Ortega, Ben Amos, Alex de Leon/ Introducing Yolanda Guevarra/ Directed by Armando de Guzman

Sunday, August 21, 2011

AMALIA FUENTES AND ROMANO CASTELLVI IN "PUERTO PRINCESA"(1966)

60s screen idols Amalia Fuentes and Romano Castellvi starred in this 1966 action-adventure, "Puerto Princesa," which was aired over Skycable Cinema One several months back. I don't ever recall or remember seeing or encountering any Billy Castellvi movies for a very long time except for this one. Though suffering from a very thin plot and sloppy action scenes, still the movie is a nice visual treat, thanks to the two main stars...


"Puerto Princesa" (1966)- Stars Amalia Fuentes, Romano Castellvi, Renato Robles, Jose Villafranca, Tibo Legaspi, Totoy Garcia, Cora Santos, Lina Carillo, Marilou Ver and the SOS Daredevils/ Directed by Tony Cayado

Swept and washed away in a remote island of Puerto Princesa, Romano (Romano Castellvi) was taken care of by the island owner, Alah (Jose Villafranca) and his beautiful daughter, Amihan (Amalia Fuentes) and adopted son, Ramir (Renato Robles). Romano soon got familiarize with the place and later fell in love with Amihan. Romano ‘s true identity was later uncovered and revealed... it turned out that he was an undercover agent, codenamed Domino, assigned and tasked to track down the mastermind of the smuggling syndicate operating in the island. Alah was initially tagged as the prime suspect, but it turned out to be his adopted son. Romano with his combative skills was able to neutralize and topple the syndicate.


Romano Castellvi


Romano Castellvi with a miniature walkie-talkie


Romano Castellvi and Marilou Ver


Romano Castellvi in a fighting stance


Amalia Fuentes


Amalia Fuentes and Romano Castellvi in a tender scene


Romano Castellvi and Amalia Fuentes in a heated verbal confrontation


Jose Villafranca and Renato Robles


Renato Robles


Romano Castellvi


Romano Castellvi and Renato Robles


Romano Castellvi and Renato Robles

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